17th June 2024 to 22nd June 2024

World This Week

The world this week is an attempt to provide worldly news to kids once a week. The idea behind this is to make them get started on reading world news but it’s written in a child friendly manner and explains some concepts too

Apple’s new launch

Diehard Apple iPhone and Macintosh users are frantically waiting at this time of the year, for the launch of new Apple products. Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs, founded the company in 1976 along with Steve Wozniak in his family home’s garage. He was all of 21 years and little did he know that he would go on to become a household name across the globe. On 12th September 2018, Apple’s iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone XR were out and so were the smartphone technological advancements that the company had been working on since the…

Syria at war

by Rashi Agarwal Syria is a country in Western Asia, and the Syrian civil war, also known as the Syrian uprising or Syrian crisis, is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria. Why the war? A peaceful uprising against Bashar al Assad, the president of Syria, seven years ago turned into a full-scale civil war. Even before the protests began, the citizens were complaining about high rates of unemployment and corruption and wanted to oust the president, who had taken over the leadership after his father passed away in 2000. In March 2000, pro-democracy demonstrations started which the president crushed using deadly force. This led to nationwide protests for his resignation. The violence rapidly escalated and the country…

The US open and Serena Williams debacle

The US Open is one of the four lawn tennis grand slams (major championships) held in a year, the others being the Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the French Open. The US Open 2018 was held in New York City from 27th August to 9th September. The men’s singles event was won by Novak Djokovic of and the women’s singles event was won by Naomi Osaka of Japan For Japan this victory is momentous as Naomi is the first Japanese woman to bag this title but the way the events unfolded the match became memorable for all the wrong reasons.…

Kerala Floods

Kerala city is located in south west India. With its beautiful coastal backwaters, coconut trees and houseboats it is known as God’s own country. August 2018, has seen the cities worst floods and landslides devastating the city. It has been the worst flooding since the 1924 floods in Kerala. Over 483 people have died with 14 missing and over a million people have been evacuated, leaving all their lives’ belongings and dreams shattered. Kerala received about 250% more rainfall this year than it usually does. Out of 54 dams, 35 had to be opened up as they reached their full…

Parker Solar Probe

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! The NASA astronauts are no Jack and are known to have fun on the job. The US Tennis Association and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) teamed up on August 21 to have a tennis match at the International Space Station. Imagine playing tennis with no gravity at all! you can watch the video here. On a more serious note, NASA is launching the Parker Solar Probe on 12th August 2018 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, we are all set to know more and more about the star closest to us,…